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Etymology 1

Probably short for Middle English wadmal (woolen cloth), from Old Norse váðmál (woolen stuff), from váð (cloth) + mál (measure). See wadmal. Cognate with Swedish vadd (wadding, cotton wool), German Wat, Watte (wad, padding, cotton wool), Dutch lijnwaad, gewaad, watten (cotton wool), West Frisian waad, Old English wǣd (garment, clothing) (English: weed). More at weed, meal.

Alternative forms

  • wadde (obsolete)


  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: wŏd, IPA(key): /wɒd/
  • (General American) enPR: wŏd, IPA(key): /wɑd/
  • Rhymes: -ɒd


wad (plural wads)

  1. An amorphous, compact mass.
    Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.
  2. A substantial pile (normally of money).
    With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan
  3. A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge, or earlier on the charge of a muzzleloader or cannon.
    Synonyms: prop, valet
  4. (slang) A sandwich.
  5. (slang, vulgar) An ejaculation of semen.
  • (an ejaculation of semen): cumload, cumwad, load
Derived terms
  • (charge plug): wad hook
  • (ejaculate): blow one's wad, shoot one's wad, cumwad
See also
  • Wad on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


wad (third-person singular simple present wads, present participle wadding, simple past and past participle wadded)

  1. To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
    She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.
    • 1676, John Evelyn, A Philosophical Discourse of Earth, London: John Martyn, p. 181,[1]
      [] if you lay any fearnbrakes or other trash about them to entertain the moisture, and skreen it from the heat, let it not be wadded so close, or suffer’d to lie so long, as to contract any mustiness, but rather loose and easie, that the Air may have free intercourse, and to break the more intense ardours of the scorching Sun-beams.
    • 1930, Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Chapter 11, p. 122,[2]
      She stood just inside the door, wadding a black-bordered hand-kerchief in her small gloved hands []
    • 1969, Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman, New York: Popular Library, 1976, Chapter 25, p. 228,[3]
      She wadded Marian into her chair, which was lumpy with garments in progressive stages of dirtiness, and tucked a towel around her neck.
  2. (Ulster) To wager.
  3. To insert or force a wad into.
    to wad a gun
  4. To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.
    to wad a cloak
    • 1721, John Midriff, Observations on the Spleen and Vapours, London: J. Roberts, pp. 7-8,[4]
      [] upon his Body were several Flannel Wastcoats, a Cassock of thick Cloth, with a thick wadded Gown, and about his Shoulders the Quilt which he had taken from off the Bed.
    • 1851, Richard Francis Burton, Goa, and the Blue Mountains, London: Richard Bentley, Chapter 1, p. 11,[5]
      Could you believe it possible that through such a night as this they choose to sleep under those wadded cotton coverlets, and dread not instantaneous asphixiation?
    • 1871, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Book 2, Chapter 20,[6]
      If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.

Etymology 2

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Alternative forms

  • wadd


wad (countable and uncountable, plural wads)

  1. (dialect) Plumbago, graphite.
  2. (mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.


  • ADW, AWD, DAW, Daw, d'aw, daw



From Middle Dutch wat, from Old Dutch *wad, from Frankish *wad, from earlier wad (attested c. 108), from Proto-Germanic *wadą.


  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑt/
  • Hyphenation: wad
  • Rhymes: -ɑt
  • Homophones: wat, watt


wad n (plural wadden, diminutive wadje n)

  1. wadeable mud flat

Derived terms

  • Waddeneiland
  • waddenkust
  • Waddenzee
  • wadlopen
  • wadzand



wad m (invariable)

  1. (mineralogy) wad (manganese ore)




  1. go
    wad gaŋani : I went (wad 'go', ga- 'past tense', -ŋa- 'I', -ni 'movement')


  • Pacific Linguistics (Australian National University), issue 54 (1979), page 246

Old English

Alternative forms

  • weard, *weald


From Proto-West Germanic *waiʀd.


  • IPA(key): /wɑːd/


wād n

  1. woad



  • Middle English: wad, wod, wadde, wode
    • Scots: wad, waid
    • English: woad
  • Middle English: welde, wolde
    • English: weld, wold




  • IPA(key): /vat/
  • Rhymes: -at


wad f

  1. genitive plural of wada




  1. (South Scots) would



Probably short for Middle English wadmal (woolen cloth).



  1. a wisp


  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

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